This Certified Lean Master course provides a complete package of education, application, and coaching for those seeking to navigate the cultural challenges with leading a lean transformation.
The curriculum for this class expands upon the Certified Lean Practitioner and Certified Lean Expert courses to examine the advanced topics required by those seeking to create a sustainable organization.
Leveraging a powerful, yet easy to navigate, learning management system, this course provides a variety of educational techniques. Examples include video presentations, articles, podcasts, and discussion forums.
- 100% online, with 24/7 access to the learning management system and optional check-ins with your instructor
- Blended, or flipped classroom approach, with 7 half-days of in-person instruction and 24/7 access to the learning management system
- Customized programs for organizations with 8 to 12 candidates
This course has everything you need:
- A package of online tools you will access through a state-of-the-art learning management system
- Assignments you will need to complete every week for online and every other week for the blended approach
- A deep dive assessment into your lean transformation program
- Coaching from an instructor at every step along the way; you will not be alone on this journey of discovery
- A certification exam with the opportunity to earn personal recognition as a Certified Lean Master
Throughout the course, you will work a project to improve the lean transformation program at your organization. You will audit your lean program and craft a roadmap to close any gaps.
You will identify the leadership challenges which are often the most challenging gaps to close. You will continue developing your coaching skills by helping other students with their projects.
Your time investment will need to be about 8 to 12 hours per week.
Prerequisites for Certified Lean Master
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1. Organizational Assessments
2. Articulating Your Program
3. Leading Change
4. Performance Management
5. Suppliers to Customers
6. All Hands on Deck
7. Trends in Lean
Articulating Your Program
Lean With Humility
Roles and Responsibilities
Dealing with Resistance
Root Cause Analysis
Suppliers to Customers
Customer Relationship Management
Supplier Relationship Management
Supply Chain Management
Sales and Operation Planning
All Hands on Deck
Product and Service Development
Human Resource Management
Board of Directors
Trends in Lean
Engaging All Stakeholders
Integration With Six Sigma
Certified Lean Master is one of the best programs on the market today. The classroom interactions and team-based exercises make the class very enjoyable.”
“The Certified Lean Master program was an amazing experience. The instructors and the program participants all come with a wide variety of in-depth experiences, which greatly adds to the engagement and accelerates the learning experience.”
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“I am very grateful to have attended the Certified Lean Master program in Boulder, Colorado. I have been able to drive local and worldwide projects for my company and have created significant value add as a change leader.”
“I appreciated how the instructor, for my Certified Lean Master course, applied the material back to my project. I could see the connection between the material and “my world” to get a better understanding of each concept.”
“As our company sends more employees, the terms used throughout the Certified Lean Master program are being utilized frequently during our discussions. It’s been a fantastic evolution to witness!”
“The Certified Lean Master program is excellent – the business results are real and measurable. We realized significant improvements in just a few short months.”
“The Certified Lean Master program is a uniquely transforming experience. It provided me a solid foundation in lean concepts, helped me develop practical skills, and produced quantifiable results for my company.”
“The Certified Lean Master program is a great experience. The instructors, from Transformance Advisors, bring a wealth of knowledge and are very skilled at helping apply lean principles to any organization.”
“The Certified Lean Master program provided a systematic approach which helped us look at the larger picture. We removed waste all along the value stream resulting in reduced lead times, lower costs, and improved on-time delivery.”
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“The Certified Lean Master program provided valuable tools to help me round out my consulting skills. I leveraged what I learned in the course to lead kaizen blitz events, which have developed into an important lean initiative for Micro Motion.”
“The Certified Lean Master process created significant value to our primary business process and also provided a set of systematic tools we now use in every facet of our day-to-day operations.”
“The Certified Lean Master program is by far the most fun and applicable continuing education classes I have ever attended. I learned a lot and truly enjoyed coming to class.”
“I had a great experience with the Certified Lean Master program. My knowledge of lean was broadened considerably and my confidence level grew substantially.”
“Our first project, through the Certified Lean Master program, has helped us make a cultural shift and prepare for greatness.”
“The Certified Lean Master program gave me more than I had bargained for! The education combined with leading a successful project has increased my knowledge of lean transformations and opened doors to great career opportunities.”
“The Certified Lean Master program has given me the confidence and knowledge which will let us succeed with the implementation of lean practices into our workplace. If you are interested in going lean, then this program is a must for you and your employees.”
“I have applied the tools and methods learned during the Certified Lean Master program to realize immediate financial and process benefits for my company.”
“The Certified Lean Master program is a worthy investment, with incredible ROI. I was amazed at how quickly the new skills would impact efficiency and bottom line results.”
“The Certified Lean Master program was a great learning experience which provided invaluable tools to systematically eliminate process waste.”
“Taking the Certified Lean Master program with several of my colleagues prompted us to think critically about our manufacturing operation. The tools we gained through the course will help us drive continuous improvement. Thank you for a great class.”
“The Certified Lean Master program embraces the mindset to think differently and continuously improve. It is a must for anyone looking to improve their organization!”
“The Certified Lean Master program far exceeded my expectations. The course format was highly interactive which led to great discussions on how lean principles can be applied systematically across industries.”
“The Certified Lean Master program surpassed my expectations. Not only did I learn a ton of great information about lean process improvement, I was able to apply the concepts in real time and I got to know some spectacular people in the process!”
“The great thing about the Certified Lean Master program is how you learn about tools which can be used from day one. After each class, I felt I had learned tangible skills I could immediately use.”
You won't be alone:
- Participants have telephone, email, and online support to discuss progress
- Instructors are experienced experts able to help participants respond to challenges
- The learning management system is easy to navigate and includes an extensive "help" feature
- Materials include templates and samples which significantly enhance effectiveness
Who Should Attend Certified Lean Master?
This program is designed for individuals with Lean Practitioner and Lean Expert designations seeking to upgrade their skills to Lean Master.
Each module in the class has a brief refresher from the Practitioner and Expert courses. However, this refresher is not comprehensive and participants are expected to know and be ready to use any concept covered during the Practitioner and Expert courses.
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“Certified Lean Master is an excellent program! It provided a common language and framework for our team which comes from diverse backgrounds. It was well worth the investment.”
“The Certified Lean Master program is a great way to learn and enhance your understanding of lean transformations. It brought me many new insights for integrating various concepts and tools into an effective continuous improvement program.”
“The Certified Lean Master program is a great way to begin working lean into your company. It covers all the principles of lean and provides an opportunity to put these into practice.”
“The Certified Lean Master program pulls together the leadership skills, quality training, six sigma, 5S, and visual exposures I have had over the years. It provides one package which shows how they all work together.”
“I highly recommend the Certified Lean Master program, offered by Transformance Advisors, to any process improvement professional.”
“Attending the Certified Lean Master program and creating the value stream map for one of our product lines has driven significant changes in how we plan, procure parts, and assemble products.”
“The Certified Lean Master program, offered by Transformance Advisors, is great. My lean project is making a real difference at my company. I recommend this program to anyone who wants to eliminate waste and create better flow at their company.”
“The Certified Lean Master program has given us a fast start with getting lean implemented into our organization. I highly recommend this program for anyone taking their organization on the lean journey.”
“The Certified Lean Master program provided a high level of discussion with my peers in the class and created an enjoyable environment where I was able to add many new techniques to my toolbox. I highly recommend the class to any lean practitioner.”
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“Working with Kristina Bozzer and Sasha Stewart, on our first lean improvement project, was a spectacular experience. By following the systematic approach from the Certified Lean Master program, we were able to collaborate with our members to develop a powerful new benefit called “Moxie in Motion.”
“The Certified Lean Master course armed me with the tools and the techniques which can be used to improve value and eliminate waste in any business.”
“Using what I learned in the Certified Lean Master course, I was able to lead our supply chain team in creating a sustainable redeployment and recycling program. In just 7 months, we saved nearly $1M and reduced repair costs by 40%.”
“I really enjoyed the Certified Lean Master program. The instruction and material was very worthwhile for our company’s lean implementation. The class materials were very practical and business focused.”
“Since completing the project, I did as part of the Certified Lean Master program, my company has increased revenue by 40%. I have also generated more free time, which is important to my quality of life.”
“The Certified Lean Master program was a very inspirational and energizing learning experience. I enjoyed the opportunity to brainstorm with leaders from many different industries.”
“During the Certified Lean Master program, the learning was enhanced by going through the steps with my classmates on their own projects. It helped me look at the concepts from other perspectives, not just the business environment I am familiar with.”
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“The Certified Lean Master program provided a great opportunity to explore our lean transformation journey. This was invaluable and tied together the material from class to create tools I can use everyday.”
“The Certified Lean Master program gave me the tools I needed to make a difference in my workplace. Using the methods and systems I learned, I’m able to make continuous improvements and save my company money!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Certified Lean Master program and experience. I have recommended it to numerous co-workers!”
“The Certified Lean Master program offered a variety of experiences and knowledge to enrich my capabilities. Coming from a financial background, I was impressed with the ability to implement traditional improvement ideologies into the financial services industry.”
Public Classes for Certified Lean Master
Pricing is $1,500 for 100% online classes and $1,800 for a flipped classroom approach which includes 7 half-day in-person coaching and instruction sessions.
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Private Classes for Certified Lean Master
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